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Publisher's Summary

My father once told me, above all else...live and die for Sparta.

Honor. Loyalty. Duty. These were the things that mattered most.

And then Axios came into my life, teaching me other lessons: Humility, brotherhood...love. There were moments when the brutal training stripped me of my humanity, where it turned me into a mindless beast of flesh and muscle set to destroy everything in my way. But then Axios stood in my way, ever vigilant, never failing to bring me back to myself.

Love had no place in Sparta, they said. It made you weak. 

So why did I feel stronger with him by my side?

Eryx: A Spartan Tale is a historical gay fiction featuring a love story between Spartan warriors.

©2020 Jaclyn Osborn (P)2020 Jaclyn Osborn

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  • Cole
  • 20-02-2021

I cried a river

I was expecting a book to cheer me up because my life has been uneventful lately, and I found this book. Spartans, 1st person, great narrative, so I figured, why not? That’s how I find myself at 4 am, sobbing and screaming silently.

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  • Jeremy B.
  • 14-06-2021

Epic and wonderful

Such a great story that immerses you in another world and another time. A beautiful story of love and loss. It has me pulling up maps of ancient Greece and making travel plans. It's the kind of book you miss once it ends, and long to hear about all the characters you've grown to love. I read them backwards i guess. Didn't realize Axios is the first book in this story. So I'm off to buy it now and relive the tale again. Just Wow, I've been wanting a book this great for a while!

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  • 22-04-2021

A visceral experience!

The love story between two boys, soon to become men, is set in the culturally disciplined and ruthless training school for Spartan warriors. This story is beautifully written, emotionally engaging, and sensual enough to evoke physical response from this reader.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 31-03-2021

Brilliant!!

My cold hard heart is broken. I’m a complete mess. Axios and Eryx have the deepest love I have ever read between two men. Their love for each other is pure, rare and passionate. Do not be afraid to read their story. It’s beautiful and will keep your attention until the last word is spoken. I can’t praise the narrator enough, he must have made the author so proud. I read Axios (book 1) first and then Eryx (book 2) from his POV. I would 100% recommend this book.

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